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This Is Almost Unbelievable!

A man who switched on his car’s autopilot before moving to the passenger seat while travelling along a motorway has been banned from driving for 18 months. Bhavesh Patel, aged 39, of Alfreton Road, Nottingham, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, April 20. The court heard that at 7.40pm on May 21, 2017, Patel was driving his white Tesla S 60 along the northbound carriageway of the M1, between junctions 8 and 9 near Hemel Hempstead. […]

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Could Wearing Sunglasses Whilst Driving Land You With A Large Fine?

UK drivers are being warned about the type of sunglasses they are wearing while on the roads. The weather is improving in the UK, enjoying a mini-heatwave last week, as the summer approaches. Sunglasses will almost become a staple for drivers in Britain to reduce the glare of the sun, but they could also land you in trouble. In fact, drivers could land a fine of up to £2,500. Rule 237 of the Highway Code dictates that “if you are […]

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Which Driving Manoeuvres Do You Find The Trickiest

The driving manoeuvres motorists hate the most revealed: Why Britons struggle with parking – and even roundabouts A survey of 2,000 UK motorists identified what they found most difficult to do Topping the charts was parallel parking, with almost half flunking attempts Parking was a key theme of the findings, with motorists admitting they struggle Most of the top 10 hardest manoeuvres are – or have previously been – requirements of passing a driving test Motorists have had their say […]

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How Could YOU Be Impacted By These New Driving Laws

In 2018 a number of new driving laws, rules and regulations have been introduced. New laws and rules have been and will continue to be introduced over the course of the year, which could have an impact on drivers. Here are the new rules and laws that are set to be announced over the course of 2018: Pavement Parking A nationwide pavement parking ban has been proposed in the UK, which could see drivers flouting the rule land a £70 fine. […]

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Are The Roads In Your Area Poor?

ome 10% of the road network maintained by local authorities in Great Britain is in poor condition, or has been flagged for further inspection. About 37,000 kilometres (22,990 miles) across England, Wales and Scotland fell below top standard in surveys carried out on behalf of the Department for Transport. The RAC said the road network had suffered from years of underinvestment The government said it was investing £6bn in improving local roads. The analysis by the BBC Shared Data Unit […]

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The Dangers Of Using Your Phone Whilst Driving

THE DANGERS of driving while distracted by a mobile phone or smart watch are already well documented. But in this video, such hazards are made plain to see, when two young drivers are challenged to drive while using their phones – and end having crash after crash. In the film, the drivers drift across lanes on a motorway, crash into the back of a stationary car and even smash head-on into a double-decker bus. Fortunately, the tests are conducted on […]

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Top Tips To Reduce Insurance Premiums

WE all know that the cost of running a car is soaring. And one of the biggest expenses to keep your motor on the road is the price of insurance – Brits are set to pay a record £900 in premiums on average by the end of 2018 just to make sure they’re covered.  But if you’re being driven round the bend by rising costs, then it’s time to take action. There’s lost of ways you can cut the cost of your […]

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Don’t Invalidate Your Insurance By Doing This

New research has revealed that a shocking 15 million drivers in the UK could be at risk of invalidating their car insurance premium. Common policy errors are causing millions of drivers to invalidate their insurance premium. According to the new research, by Cuvva, 70 per cent of drivers have broken at one of more rules which could see their premium become void. Two in five drivers (43 per cent) eat while behind the wheel, while one in five (18 per cent) […]

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Can This New App Help To Identify Safe Roads?

DRIVERS ARE no strangers to using navigation apps, typing their destination into their phone in order to be told the quickest route. However, park your car and continue the rest of your journey on foot and the likes of Google Maps and CityMapper cannot tell you how likely you are to be cat-called if you turn left, rather than right. A new app, Safe & The City, uses crime data from the Metropolitan Police and incident reports from users to […]

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New Fines Could Be On The Way

New road rules regarding motorists and cyclists are being investigated by the Department for Transport in the UK. The DfT is reviewing proposals for new road rules to introduce a minimum distance for cars when overtaking cyclists. The minimum distance has been proposed to improve safety for cyclists on the roads. Under the Highway Code it currently say drivers should offer cyclists ‘plenty of room’ when overtaking. It also states under rule 163 that drivers should “give motorcyclists, cyclists and […]

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